The microphone is a transducer that converts sound into electrical signals. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, concerts and in radio and television.

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How can I improve bluetooth audio quality on Windows 7?

I just bought the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Headset. The overall sound quality is very high when I connect it with phones or tablets. But the sound quality is very poor when I connect it via ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Log amout of times sound is detected

I would like to log the amount of times a specific sound (in my case 4 seconds) is detected by the microphone from the real world enviroment. It could be either realtime or from a pre-recorded file. ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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Always allow microphone usage in Google Chrome

Is there a way to always allow Google Chrome to use my microphone and camera for a certain site? I like using the new Google Voice Search but whenever I click the mic button it asks if Chrome is ...
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How To Enable Windows Microphone Amplifier

I just bought a new microphone for my Windows PC which I plugged into my external USB SoundBlaster X-Fi Pro. It works, but if I'm away for more than 30cm the recorded voice is almost silent. ...
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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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How to disable front panel in Optiplex 960?

I have a little problem in my PC. My microphone was plugged into the front panel but my nephew broke its plug and half of it is now stuck in the hole. I can't use the rear panel because the PC ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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My mic volume is too quiet I tried everything

I am using Windows 7 and my laptop has a built-in mic which has got to be super quiet when I start conversation with somebody or even a test in Skype. I have to shout so the others can hear me well. ...
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How can I check if my laptop's 3.5mm audio port works with a microphone?

I am ordering a Logitech headset that has separate audio and mic connectors. My laptop only has one 3.5mm audio port. How can I tell if my laptop audio port works with a microphone? I am in the ...
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FFMPEG: commandline options to recording audio from mic and speakers

I am using ffmpeg version 2.4.7 on Fedora-21 workstation. I want to record audio, simultaneously from microphone and speakers as separate streams. I am using the following command for it. ffmpeg -f ...
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How do I disable microphone volume auto-adjusting?

My coworkers started yelling at me today because apparently I started screaming in their ears during a Google hangout. And sure enough, when I go to the Microphone settings dialog, I can see the level ...
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Can I make my Plantronics Savi 440 sound as good as my Logitech H760?

I'm in search of the golden goose here. I use both Windows and OSX. I have used Logitech H760 for years and love it. I've gone through about 7 because of a plastic piece on the headset keeps breaking. ...
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Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7

A little preface: I know this question has been asked over and over, but the archived answers unfortunately don't solve my problem. Skype automatically increases my volume to ear-deafening levels ...
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Microphone not working with Google Hangout

My microphone works very well, except in Google Hangout. I can hear people very well but they don't hear me, or they hear me as if my microphone is constantly muting and unmuting. People have ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Windows 8 lowers volume on using any software that involves the microphone

This is not affected by Do nothing in Sound > Communication tab. So everytime I open a software that may involve microphone usage, my playback volume is automatically lowered. Easily reproducible by ...
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Speech-to-noise ratio in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11+

The speech-to-noise ratio was changed to Pass/Fail in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 in the Audio Setup Wizard (Microphone Check). Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11: Is ...
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Is it possible for my bluetooth headset to have high microphone input?

I feel like I'm approaching this problem from the opposite direction from many on the interwebs. I don't care very much about speaker quality. I spend most of the day in voip calls in Google Hangouts ...
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Can I connect to a remote desktop computer to make a call using a home telephone landline number?

I am living in country B, I own a residence in country A where my family lives. There is a desktop computer that I remotely access and use through TeamViewer. Can I use that computer to make calls ...
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Can a PC react to phone headset controls?

I have seen MacBook users plug in their headsets and being able to use the remote controls for volume, play and pause without a problem. According to this answer, the signals are sent over the wire ...
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Front Audio/Mic Jack Panel Not working in Windows 8

My brother recently bought a locally assembled desktop PC. But since he bought the PC the audio and mic jacks in the front panel doesn't seem to work while the ones at the back works fine. Also the ...
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Using a HP headphone with microphone on a Mac Mini?

Can anybody tell me how to use headphone with microphone on Mac Mini??? I have an HP Headphone (with microphone), I am able to connect headphone but the microphone does not appear to be working ...
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Google Chrome adjusts my mic volume in spite of Windows settings

My computer is running Windows 7 64-bit with a soundMAX audio card. In the Sound settings in Control Panel, Windows is set to Do nothing when it detects communications activity. In the microphone ...
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VSTHost: How to configure “wave devices” without latency/delay problems?

I have this physical connection: "line in" Mike -------------------> Computer And I was using Windows 7 with the following settings: Playback devices --> Recording --> Line ...
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How to Use Mic On Computer (PC) With 4-Contact TRRS?

I have a Dell PC that have a single input for Microphone and Audio. I connected a Mobile Phone Headset to it. Speakers Work well but Microphone is not working...! What should I do. (When I connect ...
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VLC: how to autostart streaming of audio from linein or mic in?

I'm able to configure VLC manually to stream my microphone or my line-in input via http as an mp3 streaming. It works Now I need to autostart this when windows starts, because my pc is here just for ...
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spectrum analyzer that shows 'live' input from the microphone

I have a friend which helps children with speaking disabilities, and she needs some software that shows the amplitude of the sound immediately as the children speak through the microphone. I have ...
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Prevent applications from changing audio input gain

I have a USB mixer that is recognized by Windows as a USB microphone (as per the manufacturer's instructions). My microphone and other inputs are plugged into this mixer. Every once in a while when I ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [closed]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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Using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking: different user profiles vs. same user profile with different sources

When using two different microphones in Dragon NaturallySpeaking, in terms of speech recognition accuracy is it better to use two distinct user profiles, or is it OK to use the same user profile with ...
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Microphone volume gets low after while

The volume on my USB microphone (Sennheiser pc363d) gets really low after a random time interval. (My friends on skype says the volume on my mic is so low you can barely hear it, although it isn't ...
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How to record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop

How can I record with an external microphone on my lenovo G50-70 laptop? Normally most laptops have two jack in input, one for headset/ear piece and the other for a mic. This enables you connect a ...
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Simultaneously record microphone and speakers

Ok, I know this has been asked multiple times on every website imaginable but I've still never been able to get an actual answer, so I'm hoping my asking this won't be a waste of time. I have a ...
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When microphone is activated, bluetooth headset speakers produce noise

I'm using an August EP 650, connected via Bluetooth dongle to my desktop PC running Windows 7. The headphones work as intended. But as soon as I activate the microphone in windows settings (these ...
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How to force a stereo microphone to mono in software (W7)?

I am having an issue: I have a two channel external audio card and an XLR microphone connected to the first channel, while the second channel is unconnected. This configuration results in Windows ...
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Some audio devices (PCM_in) could not be opened

Some audio devices (PCM_in) could not be opened. Guest applications generating audio output or depending on audio input may hang. Make sure your host audio device is working properly. Check the ...
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How do I print two A5 documents on one A4?

I found lots of advice on how to scale an A4 down to A5 and have two per A4 page. I have one A5 document that I want to print two copies of on an A4 page. I don't think it's that relevant, because I ...
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SB X-Fi External USB Soundcard and USB Mic input issues

I'm trying to run a USB Microphone (Rode Podcaster) and a USB external soundcard (SB X-Fi external) at the same time. Both plugged into my laptop, and when trying to use them with shoutcast (for ...
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OnBoard Microphone (P8Z77-V LK) has a lot of static

Recently my SoundBlaster has been acting up and my PC would occasionally BSOD with a STOP 124 message. I am trying to rule out or confirm it is my SB by removing it from my PC and using onboard audio ...
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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Use Thinkpad T440p combined mic/headset jack

My Thinkpad T440p comes with a combined 3.5mm jack for input and output. When I plug in my mobile headset I only get very very low volume, almost inaudible even though I have ramped up all the ...
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MicroLab K310 headset. Mic not detected

Today I bought aforementioned headset and discovered that microphone on this headset is not being detected by anything. This headset got 1 3.5mm connector which I tried connecting to front panel ...
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Select microphone device programmatically to virtual audio cable in Windows 7

I would like to programmatically select between two microphones as the input device/app that is the source for audio to the virtual audio cable (VAC). I have two different microphones, mic A and mic ...
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How to stop windows from auto-switch to external mic in combo-jack - windows 7 - Acer Aspire 5750

I have an internal mic, and a mic in my headphones which uses one and the same jack for both headphones and mic (combo jack). When I plug in the headphones, windows automatically switches to also use ...
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Microphone acting weird

I just paid 30 dollars for a new Afterglow mic/earpiece to use with my ps3 and it's acting weird. No matter what sensitivity it's on, it constantly detects some sound and activates, even in dead ...